There’s no doubt about it, the Highland Bakery is one of our favorite spots in town. It’s the place we bring our families and meet our friends. Instead of date night, we have Highland Bakery date brunches. We even chose … Continue reading
Meet Kevin, Laura, and Simon: the best and the brightest of Atlanta’s vegan bakers, and their love child: Dough Bakery and Deli. These culinary folks are taking “vegan” to new heights! There isn’t much this cozy bakery/deli/cafe can’t offer you. … Continue reading
The time has come. Long story short, I’m currently rehearsing a show called “Gypsy,” in which I perform an elaborate burlesque strip tease. I tried on my strip “under garments” this weekend and let’s just say I need to lay … Continue reading
Came across this on a long overdue trip to Highland Bakery yesterday. I am amazed every time I step into this sweet smelling oasis, but this time I was blown away! What an incredible piece of cake art! The mermaid’s pretty … Continue reading
Well, I figured if I’m writing a blog about sweets I should at least TRY to bake something…I’ve been known to almost burn a house down, or at least cover everyone in flower when attempting to be domestic, but I’m taking a deep breath and giving it a shot!
On our most recent jaunt to Costco (God, I love Costco) I happened upon quite the fortuitous book! Atlanta’s Best Desserts. It was like a sign from the baking gods!!! Not only some of Atlanta’s best desserts and where to find them, but the recipes to boot. So I decided to tackle something from the cakes section since, as the book puts it, “Atlanta’s favorite dessert is the cake…” First thing first, I marched myself right over to Target and got a real hand mixer fit for a real lady (I definitely got the $5 one, God, I love Target). And so my journey began!
In the words of my photo journal below, my attempt at the Tres Leches Cake from Taqueria Los Hermanos, was a great success! I learned that condensed milk can be super messy and that it’s pretty easy to over-whip your whipping cream…those electric beaters are fast!
P.S. This recipe is great for beginners because it uses a store bought cake mix!